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[28 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
HR’s Impact On The Bottom Line

The Human Resources department is not a direct revenue producer, does not represent a particular business unit, nor is it a highly specialized staff function. It is mostly viewed as a ‘necessary evil’ resulting from a need to comply with ever increasing regulations, plus keep track of such details as attendance, benefits, and payroll. Because of this, HR is rarely seen as having an impact on the bottom line except maybe as a cost center.
If you buy into the ‘our people are our biggest asset’ philosophy – hard …

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[19 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Accelerate When Everyone Else Is Slowing

Like a marathon runner who sprints to a lead when going up a tough hill, companies that make aggressive moves when others are playing it safe gain a sizable advantage and then continue to build on it even more during easier times.
A recent study by Bain & Company found that twice as many companies made the leap from laggards to leaders during the last recession as during surrounding periods of economic calm. In fact, nearly a quarter of all companies with the highest or lowest industry rankings moved completely …